We have $168,671 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Abortionist Gosnell found guilty on 3 murder counts

Catholic World News - May 13, 2013

A Pennsylvania jury has convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell on three counts of 1st-degree murder.

Gosnell, who had performed late-term abortions under appalling unsanitary conditions in a Philadelphia clinic, was found not guilty on a 4th murder charge, but guilty of involuntary manslaughter and a host of other lesser charges.

The grisly details of Gosnell’s business had shocked and outraged those who heard of the case. But the abortionist’s trial has received little attention from American’s mainstream media outlets.

Gosnell was accused of brutally killing babies who survived late-term abortions, allowing unqualified personnel to perform medical procedures, dispensing inappropriate medication, improper storage of fetal remains, and other crimes. Government agents who inspected his clinic—originally looking for evidence of illegal prescriptions—were so appalled by the conditions there that they alerted local prosecutors. The clinic, which was patronized mostly by poor women, had not been inspected for years.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($168,671 to go):
$200,000.00 $31,328.72
84% 16%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - May. 13, 2013 7:16 PM ET USA

    Sadly, at most, only about 7% of the population followed this gruesome trial. Jodi Arias got much more coverage. Of course in the Gosnell case, anyone who was pro-choice would feel convicted after seeing the gruesome truths about abortion come out.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - May. 13, 2013 4:48 PM ET USA

    The irony of this is that, besides the lack of uniqueness of this man and his clinic, the practices he employed are precisely the thing legalized abortion was supposed to eliminate. Now Planned Parenthood has thrown him off the back of their sled. I expect to find more Kermit Gosnells in their midst.

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Preparing for the Synod on the Family October 2
Making sense of the Pope's message to America-- including the Kim Davis meeting October 2
Coming of (old) age under Obamacare: a rant October 1
1971: The best of times, the worst of times October 1
How Christianity spreads around the globe September 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope issues new rules to streamline annulment process CWN - September 8
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24